Connie Chronnoisseur at Lotus Medical

Connie Chronnoisseur at Lotus Medical

Having the job reviewing dispensaries has given me an even more critical eye than the one that came along the snarkfest personality I was born with. I’m also a curious gal, so I’ve made it a new hobby of sorts to check out about every single dispensary I see, just for shits n’ giggles. And, as any Denverite will tell you, we have an abundance of those ugly Day-Glo dispensary green painted buildings dotting out landscape. So believe me when I tell you I’ve seen good, bad, ugly and everything in between. And, as much as I hate to play the gender card, I always have my female guard up. Simply put, there are some places here that no woman should ever want to walk into alone. Ever. Can you say “sketchy as hell?” Good. I knew you could.

This is why I was pleasantly surprised when I entered the oasis known as Lotus Medical, in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood.

You may remember Lotus as one of the main focuses of The Daily Show’s visit to Denver in 2010. But what was portrayed humorously in that clip is in reality something like a day spa for MMJ patients. The entire mood of this joint (pun totally intended) is calming. Gorgeous photographs of lush nature scenes line the exposed brick walls, illuminated by thoughtfully-placed track lighting. Giant pots of landscaped plants, a Zen fountain and plush leather couches pepper the space, all adding up to an environment that is simultaneously serene, comforting and luxurious. Read More…